Friday, March 25, 2011

Hot 100 Chart 1972-03-25

Last Friday, I listed the Top 10 songs in the country on 3/18/1972. Thirty-Nine years ago today (3/25/1972), there were a few changes from the prior week. America’s “Horse With No Name jumped from #2 to the #1, bumping Neil Young’s Heart Of Gold. There were only 2 new songs in the Top 10. Neither of which I remember:

  • Jungle Fever – Chahachas (#8)
  • I Gotcha – Joe Tex (#10).

Dropping out of the Top 10: Down By The Lazy River – Osmonds (from #10 to #11) and Precious And Few – Climax (from #7 to #12).

Notable debuts this week?

Ten songs made their debut 3/26/72, 6 of which went on to make Top 40. The highest open was by Gladys Night and The Pips version of “Help Me Make It Through The Night”, which opened at #74 but only made it to #33. There were several other notables:

  • Baby Blue – Badfinger (opened at #78, peaked at #14)
  • Family Of Man – Three Dog Night (opened at #79 peaked at #12)
  • You Could Have Been A Lady – April Wine (opened at #94, peaked at #32)
  • Hot Rod Lincoln – Commander Cody (opened at #98, made it all the way to #9)
  • Ask Me What You Want – Millie Jackson (opened at #99, peaked at #27)
  • Carly Simon’s Legend In Your Own Time opened at #90, but did not make Top 40!

 The image today Is another from last spring, from Scout Night at the Cardinals game. Opening day is next week!

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